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Police patience foils suspected rural burglar, caught after high-speed pursuit

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Police were called at 8.45pm on Tuesday 20 October 2020, by a farmer south of Malton, reporting suspicious activity on their premises, prompting concerns that suspects may be intending to steal equipment or other valuable items. That night, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group and Operational Support Unit deployed in unmarked vehicles at […]

Spotlight on metal theft and waste crime in North Yorkshire, as part of national police operation

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The operation was part of a wider national clampdown, dubbed Operation Tornado II, which has seen forces across the country focus on metal theft and waste crime over the past week. This kind of crime is a national issue, but North Yorkshire’s isolated, rural areas are particularly vulnerable to such offending – which is often […]

Police condemn “senseless damage” inflicted by poachers, after horse dies in Ryedale

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Sadly, one suffered fatal injuries. It is believed the horses may have been spooked by poachers in the field. Enquiries are ongoing, and officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce will be speaking to the owner as soon as possible. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “It’s clear that poachers have absolutely no regard […]

All eyes on rural areas as police keep up pressure on criminals

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Focusing on Hambleton, Richmondshire, northern parts of Craven and Ryedale, the A1 in Harrogate, and the A171 Moor Road corridor near Whitby, the operation aimed to ensure criminals could not prey on the county’s rural communities undetected. From the evening of Wednesday 30 September 2020, into the early hours of this morning, 43 officers from […]

Poachers sent packing from North Yorkshire farmland by police

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Police were called just after 5pm on Monday 28 September 2020, with a report of suspected poaching on land north of Bedale, just off the A1(M). Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s specialist Rural Taskforce arrived at the scene within minutes, and encountered three men with dogs walking across private farmland. The three men, all in […]